Bill would protect water quality

The Columbus Dispatch

Thanks are due to Democratic state Reps. David Leland and Michael Stinziano for acting to defend public drinking-water supplies in central Ohio — not to mention basic property rights.

The two Columbus Democrats announced recently that they plan to introduce a bill to undo a provision inserted in the new state budget at the 11th hour by State Sen. Kris Jordan, R-Ostrander. The provision essentially authorized people who own property that abuts city-owned land along rivers and reservoirs to trespass, mow and alter the public’s land — a broad blanket permission that could justify just about any change.

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